Sri MGR Year 94, 7th January, Saturday
In the year 2011, our MGR blog have reached 151 posts and the posts acclaimed readership in over 65 countries from 7 continents. A look back at the 151 posts which garnered more than 1000 page views and comments. The list is given below month wise.
MGR THE TAMIL TEACHER
MGR was fondly called by Puratchi Thalaivar, Makkal Thilagam… and Vathiyar by his fans and Devotees. Here is the news that MGR taught Tamil to his foreign fan. MGR Devotee from Dubai K.P.Ramesh has forwarded the news that have appeared in Dinamalar digital edition. To read further post click the below button.
After MGR was expelled from DMK in 1972, a propaganda by his enemies was mentioning that he is not a Tamilan and non Tamil should not rule Tamil Nadu. This propaganda did not gain any momentum instead people of Tamil Nadu choose our MGR.
ULAGAM SUTRUM VALIBAN Dts
Re-release of Emgeeyar Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Valiban in Dts format.
NADODI MANNAN RE-RELEASE Dts
Another Emgeeyar Pictures block buster movie Nadodi Mannan was released in Dts and Qube format during March 2011, here is the article posted in our MGR Blog.
Another post continued next week with update news and videos captured from the theater by MGR Devotee Elangovan.
MGR MOVIE PUNCH DIALOGS
The support and suggestions given by MGR Devotees and fans for the MGR movie punch dialogs and one liners were posted regularly this one is sixth in the series and was appropriate for the election time.
..The scene is Rangarao tries to bribe MGR and how MGR evades masterly from the evil of bribery. MGR's secret of success in Politics is felt in the punch dialog…
MGR AND 108 SERVICE
The Free Ambulance service was inaugurated on 5th November 1979 by the then Chief Minister MGR after the plan drafted by Doctor Natarajan. The plan was christened as Accident and Emergency Medical Services.
A STORY BY MGR
MGR wrote an article titled “After Fame” (புகழுக்குப்பின்) in 1961. This is an extract from the article. MGR narrates a small story how a person should lead the life, how much fame lasts in this world.
Manidha Deivam Makkal Thilagam M.G.R. proved his popularity once again in 2011 Tamil Nadu Elections. Historical 6th term AIADMK rule with his blessings.
SPECIAL POST 1971
In the year 1971 MGR movies such as Kumarikottam, Rickshawkaran, Neerum Nerupum and Oru Thai Makkal (5 years under production) were released. In the same year Tamil Nadu saw the General Election DMK with MGR won the Election. And in movie career MGR won the best Actor Award (Bharath Award) for acting in the movie Rickshawkaran.
ARIGNAR ANNA’S REVIEW
MGR’s mentor Arignar Annadurai has written the movie review of Nadodi Mannan during the end of 1958. The review is seven pages retelling the movie to us in words.
ADIMAI PENN IN BANGALORE
Emgeeyar Pictures Adimai Penn has been released this week, 5 theaters in Bangalore and one in Kolar Gold Field. Not only MGR movies old Tamil movies were not released for the past 15 years in Karnataka State.
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MGR AND DEVAR
MGR and Devar were close friends. Devar films first movie was Thaiku Pin Tharam. From 1956 to 1972 Devar Films produced 16 MGR movies. All the movies had social themes no Historical movies. M.M.A. Chinnappa Devar was the first Producer and who had confidence to book MGR for his subsequent movies in General Hospital during January 1967 when MGR was recuperating from M.R.Radha incident.
GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR THIRUDATHAE
Social oriented movie and mega hit MGR movie Thirudathae celebrated Golden Jubilee, the function was conducted by all MGR Fans and Devotees in Chennai, MGR’s fans Sister-in-law Sarojadevi presided the function. Given below is the second part of the post with Sarojadevi speech about our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR in German Hall.
MGR temple was consecrated on 15th August 2011 in Nathamedu near Thiruninravoor, the temple was constructed by MGR Devotee Kalaivanan and his wife Shanthi Kalaivanan.
BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE
This is where the history of Cinema and Politics of Tamil Nadu started. For MGR Devotees and MGR Fans the Universe called MGR was born. Recently one of M.G.Chakrapani’s Grandson Vinesh V.Nair had visited Srilanka on an official tour. He had made enquires about the house were MGR’s parents have lived. One of his team member took him to Nawalapitiya in Kandy Province.
OLIVILAKKU 43RD YEAR
20th September 2011 is the 43rd Year of release of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR starrer movie Olivilakku. Gemini S.S.Vasan who was the story writer for MGR’s first movie Sathileelavathi was the Producer of MGR’s 100th movie Olivilakku. The movie was released on 20th September 1968 all over South.
ENGAL THANGAM 41ST YEAR
This day 41 years back Makkal Thilagam MGR movie Engal Thangam was released. MGR Devotee Bangalore S.Vinod and Tirupur Ravichandran has helped me to publish this post for the 41st Anniversary of the movie.
MGR WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
One month ago MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran gave an idea of posting about the musical instruments that MGR used in his 115 Hero movies. Then he started to send various images of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar Ponmanachemmal MGR with musical instruments.
I categorised into two segments one is Western and another Indian musical instruments.
A railway gate incident about Chief Minister MGR when he visited Trichy, his car was stopped in the railway gate and nearby people rushed to meet him, they greeted him and when MGR greeted them how they are, they said if you are fine we will be fine too. (Neenga Nalla irukanum Nadu munnera song from Ithayakani movie which happened real in MGR’s life). What a word. MGR was emotionally disturbed and he told how he will repay their love and loyalty in his life.
REVOLUTIONARY LEADER MGR
… When MGR was ousted from DMK on 10th October 1972 his fans rushed to meet him, all MGR Fans clubs lowered the DMK flag and raised black with a golden lotus as their new flag, the news reached MGR and also he came to know that his fans are very much agitated and some thing has to done. MGR did not started a new party immediately on the report he received, he did not believe what others said even lakhs of his supporters thronged Sathya Studio from 10th October. One of MGR’s friend Mr.Alagarsamy who is now running a project MGR Bio diesel has told me that lakhs and lakhs of people with their vehicle was waiting outside Ramavaram Gardens he also said nowadays we have mobile phones with camera if I had that one on those days I might have captured and showed it to the younger generation what happens when a Mass Leader like MGR was in trouble…
MGR AND SUNGLASSES
Dozens of images with different kinds of sunglasses that our beloved Leader MGR used in many of his films was published in November. The post images were done by dedicated MGR Devotee Sailesh Basu.
GOLDEN JUBILEE THAI SOLLAI THATHATHEY
Another masterpiece movie of MGR Devar combination and the second social theme movie and box office collection movie Thai Sollai Thathathey celebrated Golden Jubilee in 2011 a special post with help of MGR Devotees Sailesh Basu, B.S.Raj, Vinod and Tirupur Ravichandran.
NALLADHAI NADU KETKUM
Unfinished MGR movie Nalladhai Nadu Ketkum clip showing only the part of MGR was posted in our blog and it received overwhelming response from MGR Fans and public.
DINDUKAL BY ELECTION RESULT 1973
Yet another post which received more number of page views and comments all over the World. The post was about the release of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban and Dindukal By election which MGR newly found party ADMK contested and won with greater margin.
RARE IMAGES OF MGR PART 6
Rare images of MGR from movies to functions were posted and it is the 4th best post of 2011.
HATS OF MGR
MGR used different kinds of hats and caps in his movies according to the characters he portrayed. MGR Devotee Sailesh Basu during his free time sent me the images of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR with different hats and caps.
I have uploaded some of the images he had forwarded to share in our MGR Blog.
I am not going to write about the Academy award winner movie The Kings Speech. This post is about the speech therapist who helped our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR after recuperating from stroke. (Second time in his life). MGR – Janaki Ramachandran family member Kumar Rajendran has sent these scanned images from Kumudam to share in our MGR Blog.
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